President Hasok Chang writes:

The highlight of our year, the BSHS annual conference is fast approaching, 3–6 July in St Andrews. Registration for the conference is open (, and you still have time to take advantage of the early registration fee until June 1st. We have a rich and varied programme, with panels on everything from Newton and Newtonianism to nineteenth-century scientific communities, agricultural science to science, technology and medicine in World War One. For a full listing please visit the conference pages on the BSHS website — and begin to plan your time in the beautiful city of St Andrews. In addition to the main event, the BSHS will be offering local tours, trips, a reception at the Museum of the University of St Andrews, whisky tasting, and a ceilidh. More details on the conference can be found in your copies of Viewpoint 103, and on the conference website! We’d also like to remind postgraduates of the Butler-Eyles travel grants ( Please also note that we have a scheme for Carer Grants for those with responsibilities as carers to help them attend the annual conference; the remit of these grants covers childcare but is not restricted to it (

I am also delighted to report that Council, at its meeting of 24 May, has agreed to enhance the Society’s provision of bursaries for master’s students, recognising this as a pressing need given the paucity of other available funding. Grants of up to £4,000 will be available from this year onward. Please look out for further announcements.